HELP!!! My peacocks are breeding my turkeys!

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  1. Texasbirdlady

    Texasbirdlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Umm so I don't know why but my peacocks are breeding my turkey hens. What will come out of this and why are they doing this?[​IMG]
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    They are doing it because they want to and the turkeys are letting them -- it is not uncommon to see interspecies mating with birds housed together. Viability of resulting eggs will vary.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Mine do the same if they don't have peahens.

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  4. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great photos! [​IMG]

    Have you seen @zazouse 's photos of her males breeding stuffed animals and stacking up multiple males on top of each other trying to breed? Those breeding hormones sure can get them going... [​IMG]
     
  5. FaerieChicken

    FaerieChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would the results be called PeaTurCocks/ PeaTurkHens? [​IMG]
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Photos by @zazouse
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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Here's another peacock picture:
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    I don't remember where I found it, so can't give the credit it deserves!

    -Kathy
     
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  8. Dany12

    Dany12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ... from me ! ... i thing !

    Turkeys sometime go slowly out broody on the first photo is visible.It 's a massacre scene!I would describe this as "sexual assault"!You must stop this now!
     
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  9. Garden Peas

    Garden Peas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on photo #1, I'm pretty sure the turkey said "yes"
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Quite right! Mine will do that for me and have been known to assume that position for several minutes at a time.

    -Kathy
     

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